Drone Interferes With Oregon Fire Helicopter Operations

    A helicopter was forced from the air in the middle of a firefight Monday when a drone appeared over a fire burning on Pioneer Road.

    Jackson County Fire District No. 5 and the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District responded at about 5 p.m. Monday to a structure fire that spread into nearby wildlands on the 5300 block of Pioneer Road in Medford, west of Phoenix.

    A black plume of smoke was visible from downtown Medford as numerous engines responded, and firefighters were actively engaged on the ground as a type 3 helicopter dropped buckets of water from the sky.

    Read more on this story at Government Technology

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